Understanding AV Comparitives Retrospective Test?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by duke1959, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    If I understand correctly they use samples that none of the AV's have added and then run an On Demand scan to see which one finds the most samples right? I just wish someone had a test to see which AV protects best in RealTime.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    iirc, in the retrospective test, the AVs are tested with 3-month old signatures.
     
  3. tamdam

    tamdam Registered Member

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    its not really practical to test 1 million+ samples against real-time protection. Some AVs also use heuristics/sandbox only after execution so it could be unfair to some vendors.
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    It's written in test methodology. Only file scanner heuristics are used. Behavior analyzers are usualy tested separatelly (like Kaspersky PDM).
     
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